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MEN OF ',CANADA.   213



_I I Bothwell, Ont., was born at
Bingham, Nottinghainshire,
Eng., in the year TS42. He received
his education at the public school in
England. He left school at the age of
fifteen, and came to Canada in iS6i
and settled in Woodstock, where lie re-
mained fire years. He then removed
to Bothnaell, -,v-here he engaged ill the
manufacture of potash, which he shipped
in large quantities to Montreal and
otlier points. He also did a considerable
trade in the way of shipping unleached
aslies to the Eastern States, to be used
as a fertilizer for corn and other crops.

Mr. Richards was for a number of years councillor, and is now filling, Nvith much acceptance, the office of Mayor of Bothwell for a second term. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics is a Conservative. He belongs to the Masonic Brotherhood, and also to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has been twice married—first, in the year zS67, to Martha Aiin Rippon, and again, in zSSj, to Sarah Morrison, daughter of John Fitzpatrick Morrison. He has a family of three daughters and five sons, his eldest son being in the Review office, Woodstock.


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